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Tomorrow, September 8, is the day that thousands of runners have waited for – the first day of registration for the Boston Marathon. However, even though the registration window opens tomorrow, it does not mean that everyone can register tomorrow. As in years past, it will be broken down by qualifying time and tomorrow it opens for those runners who have beat their qualifying time by a whopping 20 minutes. Those who have qualified and did not beat the qualifying time by more than 5 minutes will have to wait until next Monday!
Boston Marathon Registration Opens Tomorrow
Make sure you check back throughout the week as I will be writing posts to layout hotel and airline options and how to nail down your travel to the Boston Marathon – for free!
It is strange to think that, not to long ago, a marathoner could actually run a qualifying race as late as March and still run that year’s Boston Marathon! In fact, it was called the Last Chance Marathon.
Now, registration opens and closes in September – seven months before the Boston Marathon. This year’s registration procedure is the same as the last few years’ – a rolling registration that opens each day based on the amount of time the runner cleared the qualification time.
- Race Day – April 20, 2015
- Registration opens – September 8
- Race Fee – $175 for US residents, $225 for international residents (same as last year, which is nice)
- Qualification window for 2015 Boston – September 14, 2013 – registration closes
- Registration Application – BAA
- Field size – 30,000 runners
|80 – over||4:55||5:25|
|September 8||10:00AM||Runners who beat the qualifying time by 20 minutes or more|
|September 10||10:00AM||Runners who beat the qualifying time by 10 minutes or more|
|September 12||10:00AM||Runners who beat the qualifying time by 5 minutes or more|
|September 15||10:00AM||Runners who ran a qualifying time|
|September 17||5:00PM||Registration closes|
|September 22||10:00AM||Registration reopens (if space exists) for qualifying runers|
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